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School bus transportation is safe. In fact, buses are safer than cars! Even so, students need to remember these safety tips:
  • Have a safe place to wait for your bus, away from traffic and the street.
  • Stay away from the bus until it comes to a complete stop and the driver signals you to enter.
  • When being dropped off, exit the bus and walk ten giant steps away from the bus. Keep a safe distance between you and the bus. Also, remember that the bus driver can see you best when you are back away from the bus.
  • Always follow the driver’s instructions.
  • Use the handrail to enter and exit the bus.
  • Be aware of the street traffic around you. Drivers are required to follow certain rules of the road concerning school buses, but not all do. Protect yourself and watch out!
  • Mind all traffic signals and the crossing guard – never cross the street against a light, even if you don’t see any traffic coming.
  • Walk with a buddy.
  • Wear reflective material… it makes you more visible to street traffic.

  • Always wear a helmet.
  • Wear reflective material.
  • Ride on bikepaths where available and with traffic when on the street.
  • Obey all traffic signals and use hand signals when making turns.
  • Lock your bike when it's not in use.
  • Register your bike with the Shaker Heights Police Department.

 
Most traffic crashes occur close to home. Safety belts are the best form of protection passengers have in the event of a crash. They can lower your risk of injury by 45%.
  • Everyone needs to be buckled up properly. That means older kids in seat belts, younger kids in booster seats and little kids in child safety seats.
  • Exit the car on the school side, NOT the street side.
  • Help keep children safe by dropping off and picking up students in designated areas only, not in the parking lot or bus loading zone.
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